Kings Canyon area – Various

Here are some pictures taken at various places in and around Kings Canyon National Park on Wednesday:

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And you can’t see this as well as I could with my sunglasses on (I really need to get a polarized filter for the camera) but the moon was visible above the treeline.

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These next two are a picture of a picture on a sign at one of the overlooks.  This pattern is on a rock face, evidently somewhere in the Park.

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This is Hume Lake.  There is a religious retreat based here and there were hundreds of kids of all ages frolicking on some sports fields near the lake, along the shore and in and on the lake itself.

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And this is farmland on my way back to Visalia.  Southern and Central California have loads of huge farms, growing a wide variety of things.  One of the things I find truly fascinating is the precision with which some things are planted.  Like the tombstones in Arlington National Cemetery, these trees are planted so that they make perfectly straight lines, both in the rows in which they are planted and also diagonally:

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And just about a foot to the left, looking diagonally to the left:

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I guess you can see the effect in just the 2nd picture by looking at the lines.  Pretty cool.  I took some other pictures of new farming methods the other day on my way to Visalia but I am disappointed on how they came out so I’ll try again at another farm.